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C5Alive POWER Luncheon to highlight local speakers, venues

The March C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon will be held March 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thornton Place, 2901 SW Armstrong Ave., just west of 29th & Wanamaker.  The meeting will feature Faron Barr of T & M Financial as speaker. He will talk about “Self-Management Principles.”

Barr is a Topeka businessman and Washburn grad who has a passion for helping others improve leadership abilities.

Faron Barr

Barr is involved in Rotary Club, including the Pumpkin Run (he actually owns a pumpkin suit!) and is a member of Topeka Growth Partners. He also works with Woodland Charity and other non-profit groups to help fight disease and poverty, including a recent trip to Guatemala to provide shoes, medical care and construction help to the people there.

He is also a season ticket holder for the Kansas City Chiefs and a serious tailgating participant.

A special meal is being provided by the Thornton Place Chef.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $10 for C5Alive members and first-time guests who RSVP, and $12 at the door. Non-members and other guests pay $15. C5 luncheons are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend, organizers said.  RSVPs and inquiries can be sent to info@C5Alive.org.

C5Alive “POWER” luncheons are held on the second Thursday of each month, and meals are catered by Aboud’s/Engroff’s or other fine caterers.

Thomas Underwood, Executive Director of NOTO Arts District, will be the featured speaker at the April 11 luncheon, which will be

Thomas Underwood

held at the NOTO Arts Center at 935 N. Kansas Ave. He will have an update of plans for new additions and renovations in the NOTO Arts District.



EasterFest, C5Alive’s big annual event, will take place on April 20 this year, the day before Easter as always. The Easter Parade will take place on N. Kansas Avenue from NOTO to Garfield Park, and the Fun Fair will be held again in Garfield Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more details on these and other events, stay tuned to the C5Alive facebook page and website: www.C5Alive.org

C5Alive is an organization founded in 2009, dedicated to developing and uniting Christian Leadership in the community, involving businesses, non-profits and churches.

In addition to monthly “POWER” luncheons held on the second Thursday of each month, C5 also hosts periodic business fairs and other events, including the annual Topeka Easter Parade and Family Fun Fest, held on N. Kansas Avenue and in Garfield Park on the day before Easter.

C5 members may also sponsor luncheons and other events as a way to promote their organizations.  For more information about C5, go to C5Alive.org, facebook.com/C5Alive, or call 785-640-6399.